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"Did You Know?" Interesting facts about coffee, caffeine and coffee substitutes

We love our "Did You Know?" section in this blog and are always on the look to learn more interesting things about coffee, caffeine and coffee substitutes, so enjoy more "Did you know?" facts.  Did you know that the term “Coffee Substitute” was first used in English in an article titles: “Food and Food adulterants” by H.W. Wiley. Adulterants (such as chicory, dandelion roots, grains and beans) were widely used in coffee in the 1800s and the early 1900s. Did you know that caffeine in plants acts as a natural pesticide and herbicide. Did you know that the the term...


A Brief HISTORY OF COFFEE ALTERNATIVES IN THE USA

Coffee and coffee substitutes in the USA are a relatively recent phenomenon. Due to coffee prices at the time, coffee alternatives are about as old as coffee itself. It was the rash of "tea parties" in 1773 after the Tea Act threatened Colonial rights and created an East India Company monopoly on the tea industry had an impact on coffee sales: Coffee eventually took tea's place as the primary hot beverage in America. In these times, coffee was mainly consumed for medicinal purposes and was still too expensive to drink every day. The "coffee crash" of 1881, when unsuccessful attempts...


Coffee Alternatives - Review

The Best Coffee Substitute - Review The market for coffee and caffeine substitutes is growing. The reasons for switching your favorite cup of "Joe" to something well .... different - are numerous. Whether it is for health reasons, religious (see Mormons), moderating your coffee and caffeine intake or just trying something "Joe", the alternatives are plenty and some are even delicious :-) And so, we thought why not try to put a list together of the best coffee and caffeine alternatives. The first question we asked ourselves was "what does it take to make a really good coffee substitute?" We came...